[SATLUG] Getting more Linux/Unix expertise

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 20:45:37 CDT 2009

Kevin;  I can't speak to your whole question, but, if you'd like to 
pursue a CompTIA Linux+ certification, I'd be more than happy to 
study/practice with you as I pursue my own...


Kevin Buckner wrote:
> Here is my situation history
>    I am trying to develop more hands on Linux/Unix expertise. I used to be a
> Solaris/ AIX
> Power User ( I refrain from using the term system administrator too loosely
> :) ) Since 2002 I did not
> have access to these (Power PC and SPARC machines) commercial unixes. So
> there was
> a big gap between my last hands on experience which made it difficult to
> show credibility. In 2007
> I got hooked on Fedora and DSL ( Damn Small Linux) and wanted to become a
> linux engineer. So
> at first I tried to relate my old commericial unix  experience to linux
> which was a huge mistake. Then I decided
> to wipe the slate clean and start fresh.
> I spent most of last year trying to build my experience on CentOS, Puppy,
> Open Suse and Ubuntu Linux to prepare for
> certification as a Linux Engineer.  I was hooked on Open Solaris, and MAC OS
> X as well but didnt spend as much time
> on these other unix systems as linux. So here is my question: By
> volunteering on open source projects could I build
> expertise in linux or by starting a home test lab instead? Or better yet
> getting linux + certified is the way to expertise. I
> did want  to support in a hands on way. Please advise.

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